Apps Healthy for Mind and Body Among Children

Complementing a recent wave of studies indicating that mobile devices and applications can positively contribute to the rate at which children absorb information in school and in academic pursuits, mobile apps are also being used to promote healthy bodies to go with those healthy minds.

The developer behind a smartphone game for kids called JiveHealth has been selected as a semifinalist in the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. The use of mobile technology to promote healthy eating habits among children has caught on. And the trend is expected to grow even more popular in the years ahead.

Dennis Ai – the developer in question – says his game revolves around players having to search for healthy foods, which act as points necessary to advance to the next play-level in the game. It goes without saying that kids will likely pick up a real-life fact or two about healthy eating from playing the game.

The top three finalists will present their creations before a stellar audience expected to include First Lady Michelle Obama at the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 6th.

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